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November 2 1894/1994

Lenox - About 45 years ago a great event occurred in Lenox. It was the building of a large store at Glenwood, by the Grow Brothers. For several years prior to this, their mother had conducted a store in a room in the old Grow homestead now owned by Albert Walker. A store to be erected in Lenox that would be larger than any other store between Tunkhannock and Lanesboro sent the citizens of Lenox wild with enthusiasm. It was a great store for those days. The morning of the day the frame was raised, every road leading to Glenwood was lined with travelers anxious to witness the great event. Dinner was served to the people and all they wanted to drink as well. For several years this store enjoyed a large trade. When Mr. Eaton built the tannery at Glenwood, arrangements were made by Grows to furnish the men with provisions. This was continued for several years when dissatisfaction arose between the parties and Mr. Eaton told Mr. Grow that he would be selling in a new store inside of thirty days. In the specified time the tannery store was opened, which continued to run as along as there was a tannery at that place. The Grow store stood opposite the present home of Albert Walker. The building was removed several years ago to its present location, on which a store is conducted by Perry Spencer.

Gunn Hill - A moral wave has struck West Clifford.

Friendsville - We suspect J.E. Hickey, of Little Meadows, enjoyed that drive Sunday evening, and we know somebody else did.

Brooklyn - A Halloween social was given to the Y.P.C.U. by Mrs. Eldrege Wednesday evening. Impersonations of fairies, old ladies and young ladies of years ago figured as some of the pleasing features of the evening. The table was set in true witch style. The social will be placed among memories gems by all who were there.

Clifford - Nelson Spedden, of this place, is a genuine sportsman, and enjoys it only as one interested can, and is also a law abiding citizen. He has found out that some are hunting game contrary to the law with ferrets and he will make a test case of the first one caught so breaking the law. It is pleasing to find gentlemen who take the stand of obeying the laws on our statute books. He should be encouraged.

Birchardville - Two very large loads of splint baskets passed through this place last week for market. They were made and owned by Henry Baldwin, a resident here, and the outcome of many days of hard laborious work. Mr. Baldwin being an aged man, we hope he may receive ample pay for his work so nicely executed.

Franklin Forks - Saw Mr. B.C. Vance’s men at work pulling turnips this week and they are large ones too. Don’t know as he had to pull them with his oxen, but saw them in the field where the men were at work. Mr. Vance says they ha veal ready pulled 306 bushels and it don’t look as if they were half out of the lot yet.

Montrose - Halloween was not observed by the young folks this year to the extent that it usually is, the rainy weather acting as a damper to many of the juvenile spirits. Still it was carried quite far enough to suit the more aged residents, the usual tricks of throwing beans and flour, removing gates1, etc., being indulged in. At least two families of the town were surprised at the way in which certain parties celebrated the event, for on opening their door at response to a knock, with the intent of making some threat at their supposed tormentors, they found a plump chicken living on their door step, and as they were not very used to such luxuries the said chickens were undoubtedly very acceptable. The latter is certainly a more commendable and enjoyable way of celebrating, and judging from the quantity of flour and beans lying around the streets Thursday morning, it is not much more expensive.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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